Badgers hang on to beat Penn State 65-61
MADISON, Wis. (AP)—Marcus Landry scored 23 points Saturday to lead Wisconsin to a 65-61 Big Ten win over Penn State.
The victory extended Wisconsin’s winning streak over Penn State to nine games. But it was nothing like recent match ups between them, including Wisconsin’s two wins last season by an average of more than 30 points.
Wisconsin (11-3, 2-0) couldn’t shake Penn State (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) but found some breathing room at 59-54 with less than two minutes left after Joe Krabbenhoft hit two free throws.
Penn State’s Jamelle Cornley converted a three-point play, and Stanley Pringle countered a pair of Trevon Hughes free throws with a 3-pointer to make it 61-60.
Landry then hit a turnaround jumper, and Penn State’s Talor Battle hit just one of his next two free throws with 13 seconds left. Landry hit a final dunk after Wisconsin avoided Penn State’s attempt to foul.
Pringle led Penn State with 26 points.